A guide that to support social care professionals in assessing the mental health needs of older people.
Joint working resources and services
This position paper summarises the views of almost 1,000 service users, practitioners and others on the future of adult social care. It identifies findings from the research and outlines the implications of delivering adult social care in the future.
This knowledge review looks at why people foster, how to retain foster carers, how fostering can help children and young people and what fostering agencies can learn from carers, children and birth families. It describes what knowledge is available, highlights the evidence that has emerged and draws practice points from the evidence.
This position paper sets out a skills and qualifications framework to support practice learning in the social work degree and in the workplace. It is for social work educators, students and service providers
This report focuses on the policies and practices that can promote integrated services to families with alcohol, drug or mental health problems
This guide provides information about delivering high quality, coordinated, adult mental health and child care services to families with a parent who misuses alcohol or who has a mental health problem. It covers what we know is working well in practice and provides directions to more information.
Short report of joint event organised by London Health and Care Integration Collaborative, SCIE and PPL on the theme of joint working to deliver better care. The event was attended by over 70 people in London with an interest in or involved in delivering integrated care. It aimed to enable participants to hear the views of experts, share learning and practice about what works, and learn about practical steps they can take to develop joint working and ensure it works effectively. Areas covered included developing an effective communications and engagement strategy, leading co-ordinated, co-located teams, and co-producing change with people who use services. The report provides summaries of the plenary sessions and discussion at the event. Key messages include, that: prevention, early intervention and integrated care are all linked; leaders are able to look beyond their own organisation to the needs of the system overall; we need to see communities and people as assets with contributions to make; and that getting staff buy in and valuing staff contributions and ideas is critical.